Monday, 28 April 2008

Mile end goat

On the 28th April 1782, there died a goat at Mile End that had twice circumnavigated the globe; first, in the discovery ship Dolphin, under Captain Wallis; and secondly, in the renowned Endeavour, under Captain Cook. the Lords of the Admiralty had, just previous to her death, signed a warrant admitting her to the privileges of an in-pensioner of Greenwich Hospital, a boon she did not live to enjoy.

chambers Book of Days, 1864

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